When a cookie isn't just a cookie, but the instrument to start impassioned Yelp threads and obsessive Citysearch thumbs-upping. Here's where to find Austin's most exquisite examples.
When I lived in Hyde Park, Quack's was my little home-away-from-home. When I had a bad day, I sidled up to the display case and pointed weakly at the Salty Oat Cookies. "One of those?" I sniffled. When I needed a last-minute birthday present, I picked up a box of mustache cookies. A holiday party? Rosemary Apple Pie. See, Quack's is like your curmudgeonly but endearing aunt: A little tart, a little "oh, YOU again," but always, but always ready for you with an armful of goodies. And that's the best kind of aunt there is.
If your hot chocolate tastes veer toward the light and frothy, this cup is for you: Upper Crust makes a mug that is cappuccino-like in consistency, and pairs nicely with a slice of their moist Lemon Buttermilk cake. Of course, their Black Gold cookie pairs nicely with anything, including a second portion of itself.
It's time to have an open and honest discussion about my addiction to San Francisco Bakery's toffee cookies. It's getting out of control -- having been upgraded to once-a-week treats, to once-a-day treats, to...breakfast? Be careful, fellow Citysearchers. This chewy, sweet stuff isn't to be trifled with.
It's criminal, really. Tiff's Treats is currently conducting a rampant affair with butter right under our noses -- and into our mouths. Oh, and by the way? This cookie bakery DELIVERS. Order a box of Oatmeal Raisin: you may hate yourself the next day, but your taste buds will love you right now.